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Nakhon Pathom is located in Bangkok Metropolitan Area in Thailand – Part 5

Nakhon Pathom is located in Bangkok Metropolitan Area in Thailand.

Places to see in Nakhon Pathom

23. Open Study Centre or College in the Palace
• The center mobilizes ancient school of Thai arts.
• This is known as “Chang Sib Mu” or “The Ten Master Crafts”.

24. Misiem Yip Intsoi Arts Garden
• The Garden encloses masterpieces of arts.
• These arts are created by Madam Misiem Yip Intsoi.
• They were created for educational purposes.

25. Don Whai Market
• This marked is behind the Don Whai temple.
• This market still retains an appearance of a market.
• This dates back to King Rama VI period.

26. Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo
There are daily
• Elephant shows
• Elephant ride around the compound
• Elephant musical shows
• Crocodile-wrestling shows
• Magic shows

27. Rose Garden
• There are many beautiful floral displays.
• There are of great variety. There are:
– Thai-style houses
– Parts of the area are hotel
– Part of lodges
– Golf course
• It also features an attractive Thai cultural show.
• This commences daily in the afternoon.

28. Thai Human Imagery Museum
• The museum displays lifelike wax.
• There are fiber glass sculptures of vivid detail.
• There are breath-taking real-looking human figures which have various characteristics.
• There are also replicas of important people that are displayed in many sections. These sections are like:
– The Great Buddhist Monks
– Former Kings of the Chakri Dynasty
– One Side of Thai Life
– Thai Chess
– Thai Family
– Abolishing of Slavery

29. Wat Klang Bang Kaew
The temple houses
– a chapel
– a vihara
– a principal Buddha image
• These are very old.
• They are considered archaeologically, to have been built in the Ayutthaya period.
• There is a Phra Phuttha Vithinayok museum. This museum exhibits:
– historical remains
– artifacts
– utensils of the late monks
The monks are:
• Luang Poo Boon
• Luang Poo Perm

30. Thai Farmers’ Lifestyle Museum
It is a house-cum- museum that displays:
– Equipment
– Utensils
– Tools used in rice farming
• Within the house compound is a handicraft-training center.
• It trains townspeople to make various products.
• They make products from Water Hyacinth, which is also known as Pak Tob Chawa.

31. Fish Sanctuary
• The place is a natural fish sanctuary.
• This is a habitat of various species of fish.
• These fishes are typical to the Tha Cheen River.

32. Wat Lampaya Floating Market
• The floating market was established first by the Tambon Lampaya Cultural Council and Lampaya temple.
• It is a center of trade for fruits and vegetables.
• They also trade agricultural produces.

33. Thai Soang village
• The village is home to Thai Soang or Thai Soang Dum or Lao Soang.
They migrated from:
– Ban Nong Prong
– Amphoe Khao Yoi
– Petchaburi
• They have a distinct culture and tradition of their own.

34. Herbal Grove, Wat Plug Mai Lai
• There is an entrance to the temple on the left side.
• There are above 500 kinds of herbs that are abounding in the grove.
• This grove covers an area of 92 Rais, which is about 36.8 acres.
• This is set in a tranquil ambiance.

35. Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus
• This is a Botanical Garden.
• In the university compound, there are number of projects to educate farmers.
• The general public includes scaled-down projects. They are like:
– agricultural technology project
– irrigation system initiated along with the Royal project
– an Entomological Park
• There are many species of butterflies that are housed.
• There is also a pilot vegetable plantation plot, and Suan Saen Palm.
• This palm has garden of a hundred thousand palms.
• This collects various kinds of ornamental palms.

36. Ancient City of Kamphaeng Saen
• This is an ancient town.
• This town is worth visiting.
• This is used as a Boy Scout’s camp.
The interesting attractions of Ancient City of Kamphaeng Saen include:
– Unchanged ditches
– Earth dikes surrounding the ditches

Best time to visit / climate

• Thailand is largely tropical.
• It’s hot and humid all year around with temperatures in the 28-35°C range (82-95°F).
• From November to the end of February, it doesn’t rain much and temperatures are at their lowest.
• From March to June, Thailand swelters in temperatures as high as 40°C (104°F).
• From July to October, although it only really gets underway in September, tropical monsoons hit most of the country.

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How to get there?

1. By Bus
• BKS public buses leave from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal.
• The trip costs 40 baht in first class.
• It takes about an hour.
• Buses go every 10 minutes from 4:10 AM until 9:30 PM.
• There are also 2nd class buses to Kanchanaburi every 15-30 minutes.
• There is a non-stop minibus service between Bangkok’s Victory Monument and the Big C Superstore in Nakhon Pathom.
• There is a drop off directly in front of Phra Pathom Chedi.
• The Victory Monument is far more convenient than the Southern Bus Terminal.

2. By Train
• The State Railway of Thailand operates daily trains to Nakhon Pathom.
• Trains from Bangkok’s Thonburi Train Station to Kanchanaburi or Nam Tok stop at Nakhon Pathom along the way.

3. By Car
• From Bangkok, drive on the old route of Petchakasem Road passing Aom Noi, Aom Yai, Sam Phran to Nakhon Pathom.
• Or drive on a new route from Bangkok, passing Buddhamonthon, Nakhon Chaisi to Nakhon Pathom.
• The new route is Highway No. 338.
• It originates on Pinklao Road.
• The elevated part from Pin Klao Bridge to Buddhamonthon 2 Road is toll free.
• It cuts down travel time considerably.

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